hellooooo banana bread oat bars!
Banana bread is one of my favorite dessert or snacks ever. I remember when family would come over or vice versa as a kid, the dessert of choice to bring over was either a loaf or pound cake. I always got extra excited when it was a loaf, especially banana bread. My mom has always been an avid baker and banana bread was one of my favorite things that she would make.
Let’s talk about bananas for a second. I don’t know about you, but I simply cannot eat a banana that has even one spot of green. I know that most people in my family eat them when they’re yellow-green but I’m more of a yellow-with-brown-specs kind of banana-eater. Honestly, the more brown specs the better because that means the banana will be the perfect sweetness. As you probably know by now, I love all things sweets and bananas are no different. Sometimes I’ll even dump a super brown and spotty banana in my smoothie.
Ps. chocolate banana smoothies is my favorite smoothie combination.
These banana bread oat bars are soft but still gooey on the inside. Plus, they’re stuffed with semi-sweet chocolate chips! They’re made with oats and if you didn’t know, I am an oat-a-holic. Between stovetop oatmeal, loafs made with oats and baked oatmeal, I could eat oats all day long. I sometimes even add a few tablespoons of oats to my smoothies for extra heartiness. Oat flour has become one of my favorite healthy flours to bake with because it’s hearty, packed with fiber and tastes awesome.
You will need:
baking powder + baking soda
Banana Bread Bars (makes 16 bars)
- 3 bananas
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan or line with parchment
- Add bananas, rolled oats, eggs and maple syrup in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add baking powder, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips and mix.
- Pour into a 9-inch square baking pan and bake at 350F degrees for 30-40 minutes. Enjoy! Oat bars can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.